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"Resistance is futile"

Posted by
Stu (From Scotland | Working in Kyoto, Japan) on 22 May 2009 in Landscape & Rural and Portfolio.

Taken in the same area as yesterday's post, this one shows the contrast between old and new. It seems to me that the pylon is actually weighing down on the woman in the field, seemingly symbolising the pressures faced by those trying to maintain the traditional ways of life.

Canon EOS 50D 1/200 second F/5.6 ISO 200 70 mm

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GJC from Kyoto (京都), Japan

This is Japan: the sublime and the hideous in chaotic mixture. (As a fellow Japan resident I hope you'll allow me the hyperbole.) Powerfully done.

22 May 2009 7:31am

hugo poon from hong kong, Hong Kong

Great impact... especially after seeing yesterday's!!!

22 May 2009 1:36pm

Ken from United States

So interesting the mix of human form and man-made form.

22 May 2009 4:47pm

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

I feel the same way you do. I got the impression though that most Japanese aren't bothered by such things. What's your take on the Japanese viewpoint?

22 May 2009 8:09pm

@Steve Rice: I'm not sure Steve. It's hard to find out a Japanese person's opinion on anything, as you know. If they do mind they aren't giving away any clues to it. Thx for checking all my posts!

Daryl Johnson from Farnham, United Kingdom

Yeah... that's part of life in Japan too!

22 May 2009 8:44pm

ordinaryimages from Kentucky Bluegrass, United States

I suppose at some point we will all become street photographers. best...jerry

23 May 2009 3:44am